May 03, 2006
Kara Swisher is moderating a panel at AO Hollywood with David Goldberg, Laura Goldberg, Jordan Greenhall, David Pakman and Michael Robertson. It's quite a lively discussion. Chat is here: http://goingon.com/tekftp/client.html and there will be links to the video archive here in a few days.
Talking about DRM, music industry economics, downloads and uploads. The future of the industry. Check it out.
May 02, 2006
I'm at Always On Hollywood, speaking on Thursday at 3:45pm. We're hearing Peter Hirshberg (one of Dabble's advisors and a great video story teller) talk about online video and things people are doing when they create and play online. People are eating this up -- it's a great time. I'll find the videos and bookmark them shortly.
Blog Spam from Netscape, and Netscape's Inability to Deal With It
I keep getting blogspam notifications (more than 500) after a Netscape blogger keeps trying to post what looks like automated blog comment spam with a link payload to my blog. They are here: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ followed by pizdetcc/refinance.html (if you go to this link, it redirects to a search site for refinance and mortgages, but i don't want to publish the link, even with a nofollow).
Well... they wrote back. See below for the full correspondence, but they responded that I should contact MY HOSTER for MY BLOG. Wo.
Netscape is hosting blog spammers and this is their answer? Talk about not getting it.
Below is the original email, and their reply:
Subject: Re: spam from your user at http://mywebpage.netscape.com/pizdetcc/
Date: April 21, 2006 6:57:11 AM PDT
This mailbox is only able to address inquiries related to Netscape Network privacy. For assistance with your blog, please contact the hosting company directly.
Netscape Privacy Team
From: mary hodder
Sent: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:14:53 -0700
Subject: spam from your user at http://mywebpage.netscape.com/pizdetcc/
TO: Mywebpage hosting
I have gotten hundreds of blog spam in comments and trackbacks
from one of your users.
NOTE: I read your TOS and there is no where in there to report abuse, or to tell users
that "blog spam" is against the TOS. This needs to be changed so that blog spam is made illegal by your TOS.
Below is a notification I received from my Blog's software (my blog is called Napsterization) where your user is spamming me. I have received hundreds of these attempts to leave comment spam, where the payload is a link to that uses commercial site.
Please block this user.
An unapproved comment has been posted on your blog Napsterization, for entry #291 (Blog Comment Spam - A New Low and So Bizarre). You need to approve this comment before it will appear on your site.
Approve this comment:
IP Address: 184.108.40.206
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
URL: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ pizdetcc/refinance.html
I like your website alot...its lots of fun... you have to help me out with mine...
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